Working as a linguist for the UN and/or the EU.

Format: Webinar presentations
Topic: Grow your translation business

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Start time:Mar 1, 2017 15:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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Duration: 60 minutes.

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Language:English
Summary:Have you always dreamt of working as a Linguist for the United Nations or the European Union? Were you always told it was impossible/too hard/not for you? Let's reset your mind and help you make your dream come true!
Description
One hour to learn the basics to finally know how to proceed in getting a career at the UN or the EU.
Target audience
Any linguist interested in either working for one of the two institutions or anyone willing to know more about the UN/EU linguists and their everyday life.
Learning objectives
- acquire the necessary tools to apply for UN and/or EU language positions
- pros & cons of a language career at the UN and/or EU
- learn from real life experiences: challenges and rewards of a linguistic career within a UN peace-keeping Mission
- the mystery unveiled: all your questions answered
Prerequisites
- basic knowledge on the nature of the UN and the EU
- strong linguistic background (and passion)
Virtual platform system requirements (click to expand)
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For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows Vista – Windows 10
• Required: Google Chrome v39 or later; Mozilla Firefox v34 or later; Internet Explorer v8 or later (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Required software: GoToWebinar desktop app; JavaScript enabled
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

• Internet Connection Required: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)
• Recommended: 2GB or more of RAM (recommended)


For Mac®-based Users:

• Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) – 10.11 (El Capitan)
• Required: Microsoft Edge; Apple Safari v6 or later
• Required software: GoToWebinar desktop app; JavaScript enabled
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

• Internet Connection Required: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)
• Recommended: 2GB or more of RAM (recommended)

Join from Android

• Operating system: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later
• Internet connection: 3G connection or better (WiFi recommended for VoIP audio)
• Software: Free GoToWebinar App from the Google Play Store



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Created by
Maria Rosaria Venosa    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: An accomplished Linguist and Trainer. She was the Chief of the Language Services of the United Nations Mission in the DRCongo (MONUSCO) for 7 years. Prior to that she worked as a Translator and then as a Terminologist for the European Parliament in Luxembourg. She was also a Junior Professional Fellow for the United Nations University-Office in New York (UNU-ONY); a Researcher at NEAD in Norwich (UK) and a Teacher in both public and private schools in the UK. She has 20 years working experience as translator/interpreter in different areas, over 7 years with the UN with over 1000 pages published in UN documents. She is a passionate advocate of Development Studies, Fair Trade, Respect for Diversity issues and Multiculturalism.

She holds an MA by Research in Translation Studies and an MA in Modernism, both from the University of East Anglia (UEA), Norwich, UK. She also holds a degree in Modern Foreign Languages from the Università degli Studi di Salerno (IT) and various teaching certificates.

She is a MCIL, Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, London and was one of the speakers at the 2012 Jiamcatt meeting held at the European Union, Luxembourg.

After seven years at MONUSCO and 20 years overall working in the language business, she devoted herself to freelance work and created her own online, independent language business, www.mariatranslations.com.
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